Coping with Covid grief: Families struggle while mourning their loved ones under strict regulations

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Mourners attend the funeral of eNCA lensman Lungile Tom, who died from Covid-19 in May. Picture: Sunday Times
Mourners attend the funeral of eNCA lensman Lungile Tom, who died from Covid-19 in May. Picture: Sunday Times

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Tsholofelo Mosupi would have loved to visit her father in hospital, hold and caress his hand and perhaps have their usual light-hearted chat in what would have been her last memories of him that she would cherish forever. But she could not.

“We could only speak to my father on the phone for the first week while he was in hospital. But his condition later deteriorated and communication with him stopped. We could only phone the hospital and ask how he was doing. Until [we got] that dreadful call from a nurse that no one ever wants to receive: ‘We tried all our best to resuscitate him, but we could not save him’,” Mosupi said.

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